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The PPTC's 'Special Circumstances Pack' for the GL is now available to download from the PPTC's website
Links to download the pack are also listed on our PPTC (GL Assessment) information page.

Special Circumstances Packs are also available from PPTC Assessment Centres.

The deadline to register a claim for Special Circumstances is 2:00pm on Friday 13th December 2019

John Mulholland, the chair of the AQE has said the PPTC backed proposals for a single test are "not fit for purpose" BBC News NI has reported.

Mr Mulholland has strongly attacked the plans in a letter to school principals and governors and raised concerns about the quality of the proposed common test and how it would be run and paid for.

PPTC GL Assessment

Registration forms are now available for parents to register their child for the PPTC's 2019 GL Assessment.

Registration Packs are available from PPTC Assessment Centres or their websites, the PPTC website, or links are on our PPTC (GL Assessment) page.

Registration closes at 2pm on Friday the 20th of September 2019.

The PPTC have claimed that plans for a single transfer test in Northern Ireland have received "overwhelming support"
the Belfast Telegraph has reported.

AQE

Registration for the AQE's Common Entrance Assessment (CEA) opens today.
If you wish for your child to sit the AQE's Common Entrance Assessment (CEA) you must register them before the closing date using the 2017-18 AQE Registration Form.

Registration Forms are available from the AQE website, from an AQE Grammar School or from the AQE Office. Some Primary Schools may also be able to give you a form.

The 2018 intake information for Northern Ireland Grammar Schools requiring either the AQE or the GL Assessment have been published by PropertyPal and the Belfast Telegraph*.

A record 8,700 registrations for this year's assessment has been received by the AQE the Belfast Telegraph has reported.

Proposals for a common transfer test have been agreed by the two organisations that run the exams BBC News NI has reported.
The draft proposals have been put forward by negotiators representing the AQE and the PPTC and a consultation will now take place where grammar school principals and boards of governors with be part of the consultation process. However, a single test is unlikely to be in operation for at least two to three years even if there is agreement.

The 2017 intake information for Northern Ireland Grammar Schools requiring either the AQE or the GL Assessment have been published by the Belfast Telegraph. The link also been added to our Schools Intake Information page long with links to stats for previous years.

PPTC GL Assessment

Registration forms are now available for parents to register their child for the PPTC's 2017 GL Assessment.

Registration Packs are available from PPTC Assessment Centres or their websites, the PPTC website, or links are on our PPTC (GL Assessment) page.

The closing date for registration is 2pm on Friday the 22nd of September 2017.

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